Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Maa ki dal , flavoured with tangy tomatoes, curds and cream-it’s a rich feeling you can enjoy once in a while. Ensure that the beans and dal are soaked well overnight.

Traditionally this dal is simmered all night long to get the unique flavour however this jiffy version is equally tasty!

This dal tastes best with Parathas or Butter Naan .

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Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe recipe - How to make Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe

Soaking time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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3/4 cup whole urad (whole black lentil) , soaked overnight and drained
2 tbsp rajma (kidney beans) , soaked overnight and drained
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
25 mm (1") stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 cardamoms
2 green chillies , slit
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 cups fresh tomato pulp
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh cream

For Serving
butter naan
  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, green chillies, onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and tomato pulp, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the garam masala, urad, rajma, salt and 1½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook on high flame for 6 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Add the fresh cream, mix well and mash it lightly.
  7. Serve hot with parathas or butter naan.

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Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe
 on 13 Oct 16 05:57 AM

Can i skip the cream in this recipe?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mili, Yes you can avoid it.
13 Oct 16 08:37 AM
Maa Ki Dal ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 27 Sep 16 04:54 PM

This recipe is my favourite, the taste is just so good that I can eat atleast 2 bowls of it at a time, the cream is making this dal so super delicious.
Maa Ki Dal ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 01 Feb 16 11:00 PM

I love this recipe. Since I found this recipe, I have liked it so much that I have it in my favourite list and never tried any other recipe. Thanks for posting it.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sunil. We are delighted you loved the Maa Ki Dal recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
02 Feb 16 09:20 AM
Maa Ki Dal ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 22 Nov 14 04:14 PM